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I had a different experience. My Kaeru performed much better than my Yoshikane SKD, even after Bernal thinned it.
I would definitely try a W2...
Gaku is the TF English speaking customer service or salesman. He answers English emails and often works at the Tokyo shop.
Not sure why a dedicated Forum is necessary...just start a favorite recipe thread.
Coutelier Nola sells them...starting at $95 a pair. The nicer ones are $185 & $195...
Email them and ask the price of the exact item that you want:
The Yoshimitsu brothers make knives from tamagahane steel that they also make.
The steel for the Maboroshi and Denka knives from Teruyasu Fujiwara are forged in house from core steel bought from Hitachi, which TF...
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Watanabe is in Sanjo, so not near to Sakai or Ehime.
You might want to check out knife makers in Tosa, which is at least on the same island.
Wide selection of 52100 Martell knives being blown out at Rodgriguez Butcher Supply.
Interesting that Phil has such a hard time selling these...
That's a new word for me...had to look it up.
You're clearly well educated and not some unschooled prook. (professional cook)
This Yoshikane was Shihandled with walnut & nickel:
Their knife master is not interested in sanding off your kurouchi and then refinishing it so it looks original.
His job is to sharpen knives, not...
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